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Say It Isn't So

Claire Martin

Say It Isn't So

...a joyful celebration
AKD 454 (Linn Records)
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Track Time Listen
1
Steppin’ Out

Steppin’ Out

Composer Irving Berlin
Band Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett
02:21 Play $1.70
2
Change Partners

Change Partners

Composer Irving Berlin
Band Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett
02:42 Play $1.70
3
Get Thee Behind Me Satan/I Got Lost in His Arms

Get Thee Behind Me Satan/I Got Lost in His Arms

Composer Irving Berlin
Band Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett
03:47 Play $1.70
4
He Ain’t Got Rhythm

He Ain’t Got Rhythm

Composer Irving Berlin
Band Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett
02:14 Play $1.70
5
Love You Didn’t Do Right By Me

Love You Didn’t Do Right By Me

Composer Irving Berlin
Band Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett
02:49 Play $1.70
6
How Deep is the Ocean

How Deep is the Ocean

Composer Irving Berlin
Band Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett
03:24 Play $1.70
7
Lonely Heart

Lonely Heart

Composer Irving Berlin
Band Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett
03:02 Play $1.70
8
Shakin’ the Blues Away/Blue Skies

Shakin’ the Blues Away/Blue Skies

Composer Irving Berlin
Band Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett
02:45 Play $1.70
9
Better Luck Next Time

Better Luck Next Time

Composer Irving Berlin
Band Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett
03:01 Play $1.70
10
Say It Isn’t So

Say It Isn’t So

Composer Irving Berlin
Band Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett
03:16 Play $1.70
11
What’ll I Do?

What’ll I Do?

Composer Irving Berlin
Band Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett
03:46 Play $1.70
12
Waiting at the End of the Road

Waiting at the End of the Road

Composer Irving Berlin
Band Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett
03:37 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 37 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Say It Isn't So is a joyful celebration; both of the impeccably crafted songs of Irving Berlin and of the unique partnership between two seasoned performers at the top of their game: Claire Martin and the late Richard Rodney Bennett. 

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Claire Martin

Claire Martin

The First Lady of British Jazz, Claire Martin, has won seven British Jazz Awards and was awarded an O.B.E. in 2011.
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Richard Rodney Bennett

Richard Rodney Bennett

Richard Rodney Bennett is a musician who is equally renowned in the worlds of jazz, film and classical music.
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One of The 10 Best Albums of 2013: ‘This collection of Irving Berlin songs has deliciously deft numbers like Shakin' the Blues Away, and witty ones like He Ain't got Rhythm (where Rodney Bennett's quavering tenor is just as satisfying in its way as Martin's rich, lingering contralto).' The Telegraph

 

Lifelong friends on and off stage, Martin and Bennett recorded three studio albums and enjoyed acclaimed concert performances in a collaboration that flourished over two decades. Recorded in New York, Say It Isn't So is their last recording together and one of which Claire is immensely proud.  Bennett's skilful arrangements highlight why Berlin was widely considered one of the greatest songwriters of all time and brilliantly showcase Claire's assured and expressive voice.

Claire and Richard's previous duo albums, 'When Lights are Low' and 'Witchcraft', received wide critical acclaim: 'their albums set the standard for classic interpretations of popular songs' (The Observer).

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Claire Martin Double Award Nomination
13 October 2014
'Best Vocalist' and 'Best New CD' Nominations
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Jazz Times
'One of the most delightful collaborations in vocal jazz
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The Observer
'...her singing here is a constant delight.'
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Jazzwise
4 Stars
‘...every one of the 12 songs strikes vocal jazz gold...’
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The Sunday Times
‘The composer’s studio collaborations with Claire Martin turned out to be just as compelling…Martin’s readings of How Deep Is The Ocean and What’ll I Do? touch rare depths.’
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10 January 2016 to 11 January 2016
England, London
The Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho
'Hollywood Romance'
featuring the Tippet String Quartet

19 January 2016 to 19 January 2016
England, London
The Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho
with Ian Shaw

24 January 2016 to 24 January 2016
England
The South Coast Jazz Festival
'Celebrating Ella and Ellington'
with Pete Long and the Echo's of Ellington band

26 February 2016 to 26 January 2016
England
Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames England United kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

05 March 2016 to 05 March 2016
England
Key Theatre, Peterborough Cambridgeshire England United kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

17 April 2016 to 17 April 2016
England, London
Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames London England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

22 April 2016 to 22 April 2016
Wales
Grand Pavilion (Main Hall), Porthcawl Jazz Festival, Wales United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

30 April 2016 to 30 April 2016
England
The Grand Theatre, Clitheroe Jazz Festival Clitheroe England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

21 May 2016 to 21 May 2016
England
Theatre Royal, Bury Saint Edmunds England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

26 May 2016 to 26 May 2016
England, London
St. James Theatre, London England United KIngdom
Jazz Divas: Claire Martin

27 May 2016 to 27 May 2016
England
Thameside Theatre, Orsett Rd, Grays, Essex RM17 5DX United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

03 June 2016 to 03 June 2016
England
Oldham Colosseum Theatre, Oldham England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

22 July 2016 to 22 July 2016
England
King’s Lynn Festival, King's Lynn England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato